Tag: House Music

The magic of Chris Malinchak’s “So Good To Me”

Last night, I’m at the Disco 3000 party at Ben’s Tune-Up in Asheville. I discovered this party online. When I moved to Asheville on January 28th of this year, I immediately started looking for the house music spots. At first, I didn’t find much. But after digging a bit deeper, I stumbled upon Nighttimeswerve aka Adam Thome who is a member of the Earthtone Sound System crew with Josh Hughey. They’ve created for themselves quite a following as Earthtone Sound System, which was born in Atlanta, but has since relocated to Asheville. Along with DJ Trevor Baker, they created the Disco 3000 party, which currently occupies the outdoor space at Ben’s Tune-Up, a local Asheville restaurant/bar, weather permitting. On cold or rainy nights, they bring it indoors.

ETSS and Trevor are focused on playing a blend of indie dance, nu disco, breaks, house and tech house. It’s really about whatever is funky and gets the crowd going. They vibe off each other and switch off, preferring blending with Serato then using Traktor with the dreaded sync button (which I actually do rely on – I have no shame!). They surely had a dance floor moving last night. Now, I’m a sucker for these emo style house and tech house songs that feature singer/songwriters, rock vocalists or unexpected soul samples. So, to close out the night, Trevor ran this amazing song “So Good To Me” by New Jersey’s Chris Malinchak, which samples “If This World Were Mine” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. The song went to number 2 in the U.K.

I was in the middle of a conversation with Adam when Trevor dropped eased out of the current track and brought this one in. I immediately cut-off Adam (sorry, dude!) and said, “what the f*** is this?” It was beautiful, but then again, anything that brings a deep house sound together with the legendary vocals of Marvin Gaye and Temmi Terrell should stop a conversation dead in its tracks. And, that’s what it did. So, without further adieu, here is the SoundCloud and official YouTube video below for your listening enjoyment.

http://soundcloud.com/frenchexpress/chris-malinchak-so-good-to-me

If you’re looking for a hot remix, check out MK’s reworking of this instant classic. I love both versions. Depending on the vibe of the party, you can rock either one and get a groove going.

 

Frankie Knuckles

I put together this Storify post of various social media hits and remixes to celebrate the life and times of the legendary house music DJ/producer, Frankie Knuckles, who will always be known as the Godfather of House.

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Flyer for Netmix Global House Sessions Podcast Mixed by DJ Tony Z - July 2012

Netmix Global House Sessions Podcast Episode 10

DJ Tony Z mixes it up again on Netmix with his latest deep house and tech house mix for July 2012. This mix features music from Sebo and Madmotormiquel, Gui Boratto, Joey Negro, the Audiowhores and more.

Track Listing:

  1. Ornette – Crazy (Nose Remix Extended Club Version) – Get Physical Music
  2. Sebo, Madmotormiquel – Don’t Eat (Original Mix) – Kattermukke
  3. NTFO – Poollcrom (Audiojack Mix) -Alive Recordings
  4. Dousk – Whinchme (Original Mix) – Vapour Recordings
  5. Lovebirds feat. Novika – This Time (Gorge Remix) – Toolroom Records
  6. Audiowhores – Sometimes (Original Mix) – Luxury House
  7. Uner – Lapan To (Original Remix) – Cecille
  8. &Me – Ashes (Original Mix) – Saved Records
  9. Collective Turmstrasse – Last Day (Original Mix) – KNM
  10. Joey Negro feat. Jakatta – American Dream (Supernova Remix) – Z Records
  11. Gui Boratto – This Is Not The End (Gui Boratto Mix) – Kompakt

Netmix Global House Sessions Podcast re-release (December 2000)

Netmix Global House Sessions PodcastOver the last few months, I’d been working on getting organized for our move from Chapel Hill to Winston-Salem, NC. That meant going through boxes and boxes of vinyl, some of which I put up on Discogs for sale – yup, here’s the link – and rummaging through my music storage, only to find a bunch of my old mix shows, which we’ve been re-posting on Netmix.

Here’s one from December of 2000. We don’t have the full track listing, but there are some great house classics in the mix like Chocolate Puma, “I Wanna Be U;” Modjo “Lady;” a remix of Stevie Wonder,“All I Do;” and Wamdue Project, “Cascades of Colour.” Take a listen, sit back and enjoy!

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Top 10 Billboard Dance Hit: FOSTER THE PEOPLE “Don’t Stop” (Mark Picchiotti Remix)

Venerable Chicago dance music producer, Mark Picchotti, continues dominating the Billboard Dance Charts with this Top 10 chart hit; a pop-dance stomper for the clubs by FOSTER THE PEOPLE entitled “Don’t Stop.” It’s also a FREE DOWNLOAD from Mark’s SoundCloud page.

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Here’s the track. Click on the download button to get it for FREE!

Netmix Global House Podcast Mixed by DJ Tony Z Flyer

Netmix Global House Sessions Podcast Episode 9

DJ Tony Z is back with another slammin’ Netmix Global House Podcast for November 2011. This mix strays from the underground, with a more uptempo popular flavor defined by a big room sound and anthemic, female and male vocals. This is one of the best Netmix podcasts to date. We know you’ll love it.

Track Listing:
  1. Freestylers feat Belle Humble – Cracks (Losers Remix) – Never Say Die
  2. Calvin Harris – Feels So Close (Extended Mix) – Fly Eye
  3. David Guetta – When Love Takes over feat. Kelly Rowland (Original Mix) – Astralwerks
  4. Rhianna – We Found Love (Cahill Club) – Island Def Jam
  5. Rhianna – We Found Love (Cahill Dub) – Island Def Jam
  6. Morgan Page, Sultan & Neb Shepard, and BT feat. Angela McCluskey – In The Air (Extended Mix) – Nettwerk
  7. DJ Afro – Take Control (Dubstep Remix) – Hypnotic
  8. Axwell, Bob Sinclair, Ron Carroll – What A Wonderful World (Nari & Milani Remix) – Ultra
  9. EDX feat Sarah McLeod -Falling Out of Love (Original Mix) – PinkStar
  10. Jerry Ropero, Tom Nove feat Abigail Bailey – Touch Me (Extended Mix) – Interlabel
  11. Kaskade feat Rebecca & Fiona – Turn It Down (Extended Mix) – Ultra
  12. Roger Sanchez – Not Enough (Dirty South Remix) – Ultra
Netmix Global House Podcast flyer for January 2011

Netmix Global House Sessions Podcast Episode 8

Back in the New Year with a new attitude, here’s the latest Netmix Global House Podcast, mixed by DJ Tony Z.

Track Listing

  • Paul Kalkbrenner – Sky In Sand feat. Kalkbrenner
  • Nalin, Kane – Beach Ball – (Joris Voorn Remix)
  • Maya Jane Coles – Simple Things (Original Mix)
  • Timo Garcia, Amber Jolene – Lady Luck City Lights (Solee Remix)
  • Kolombo – I’m On Your Side (Kruse Nuremberg Remix)
  • Pezzner – Tarareando feat. Terry Grant (Vocal Mix)
  • J. Axel – Every Part of the World (Club Mix)
  • Daso, Pawas – El Paso (Yapacc Remix)
  • Motorcitysoul – Ushuala (Deetron Remix)
  • Funk D’Void – Flealife (Christian Smith Remix)
  • Butch – Amnesia Haze (Original)
  • Paralleles – Eclosion (Nikoss Loves The Zone Remix)
  • GusGus – Thin Ice (Martin Eyerer Vocal Mix)

Music Video: David Guetta featuring Estelle – One Love

Nice to see someone's investing in music videos for dance music artists. Although I wish the director would have gotten Guetta to do more than just shill for Nokia and make love signs with his hands, it's all good.

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Netmix Global House Sessions Podcast Episode 7

After a long break, I'm back with a new 180-minute Netmix Global House Podcast. Has it been a year already? I guess so. Life kind of got in the way. I'm brushing off the laptop cobwebs and putting together a hot mix for the holidays. I'll post the track listings shortly. Until then--enjoy!

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Deadmau5, BURNS and Kim Fai hit Terminal 5

Looking for something to do on Thanksgiving Eve next week? The Bowery, Pacha NYC and Terminal 5 have teamed up to bring you and evening of hyped beats and funky sounds from everyone's musical maestro of the moment, Deadmau5. Alongside will be U.K. funkmaster, BURNS, who's Parisian-style funk melded with UK disco-filtered house is rocking dance floors around the world.

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